Follow:
  • Woman with Altitude Facebook
  • Woman with Altitude Twitter
  • Woman with Altitude Instagram
Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Sign Up!

Old Sunglasses: an Eye-opening Experience

September 25, 2017

I have to say, I've been learning an awful lot whilst organising this expedition to India, especially when it comes to the old kit I'll be taking with me.

 

I've had history lessons on many items including backpacks, hats, walking boots and probably the best of all, sunglasses!

 

Sunglasses were actually in mass production in the 1920's, so I'm going to be taking a few options with me. Here they are:

 

 

The Himalayan classics:

These are very simple sunglasses that were traditionally worn by people who lived in mountainous regions and in cold snowy places. My brother will be whittling me a pair of these!

 

The Shackleton's:

This is Frank Wild modelling an example of sunglasses worn during Shackleton's 1914 expedition to Antarctica. These are probably my favourites.

 

The Originals:

Sam Foster was the first person to design and mass produce sunglasses in the late 1920s. It's pretty hard to get your hands on an original pair!

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

  • Woman with Altitude Instagram
  • Woman with Altitude Facebook
  • Woman with Altitude Twitter